Category Archive: For Buyers and Sellers

3 tips for buying a home this winter

Even in the market’s busiest years – at least pre-pandemic – home sales slowed during the winter months. The holidays are a busy time, and for many of us, loading a moving truck when the mercury is at its lowest – does not sound like a favorable activity. However, we’re here to discuss why this […]

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4 ways to help first-time homeowners achieve their dreams

Buying your first home is a significant life event, and right now the national experts say it’s more difficult than ever to achieve that dream. However, we shouldn’t let that deter us from helping this eager group. After all, no matter what happens in the coming months, people will buy – and sell – houses, […]

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4 ways to build a stronger team in 2023

Team building is important for sustained success of any operation, and we’re here for our customers and partners to make sure they are set up to do great things, no matter what the future brings. If you’re in a leadership position, there is plenty on your plate – especially these days – but one of […]

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Three ways writing a positive review can relieve some seasonal stress

We’ve all heard the adage, “It’s better to give than to receive,” but we’re betting you didn’t know that could apply to writing online reviews too. That’s right, we’re gifting you another message on this subject, but this one is from a special holiday angle. Writing a positive review for a business or customer experience […]

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5 NAR stats to know when it comes to referrals and more

This year has certainly been an adventure for all of us in real estate, but we’re grateful for all of you who choose to take this ride with our team every day.  As a thank you – or an early present – we wanted to alert you to new data from the National Association of […]

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Keep up the wire fraud fight this holiday season

This time of year is always full of joy, goodwill and lots of activity. While we’d love for this message to be only full of Thanksgiving gratitude and Christmas cheer, it’s not. During the rush to get things done, don’t let your guard down regarding the dangers of wire fraud. We know it’s a message […]

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3 truths about the earlier hot market that aren’t necessarily true anymore

If you’re a potential homebuyer – or seller – you know a lot has changed during the last few months. Interest rates and inflation continue to challenge everyone in real estate, but homes are still being listed and bought during the fall season. While a good REALTOR® and loan officer have probably alerted you to […]

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Don’t wait until 2023 to start building something special

During the holidays, our team knows schedules get busy, and we thank you for always trusting us to keep your transactions on track, which is why we wanted to write this post early. As 2023 approaches, you’ll hear plenty about goal setting and resolutions, but we’re here to say you don’t have to wait until […]

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Well, Hello RON

There’s been a lot of talk within the industry about Remote Online Notarization (RON), especially at the height of the pandemic. That’s when several states started approving the use of RON. Some in our industry have called RON technology “a game-changer,” so our teams wanted to review a few must haves for a RON closing. […]

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3 reasons a home should still be on your holiday wish list

Right about now is when the housing market traditionally slows down. We all know that, but the last few years have been anything but normal, which is why now could be the perfect time to buy a home. Here are three reasons why: Inventory is finally up, and sellers are motivated. For years, we’ve heard […]

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